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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 202 events
from July 26, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jul26

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul27

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul28

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul29

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul29

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul29

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Jul29

Moby Dick - OutLOUD

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join Staten Island OutLOUD’s annual celebration of Melville’s haunting tale of the sea, of Captain Ahab, of the crew of the Pequod, and of the great white whale.
Category: Concerts, Nature, History, Best for Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

at Parkside Playground, Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Three African-American women at NASA — Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer) & Mary (Janelle Monáe )— serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history.
Category: Accessible, Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Seniors, Astronomy, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul30

Historic New York: Fort Totten

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn about Fort Totten, a historic former army base in Northeast Queens that is now a public park with spectacular views and majestic buildings.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul30

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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